Vocal Technique and Development - Enrolment details

The Vocal Development Class includes vocal warm-ups, breathing and tuning exercises, and group songs.  Some members, if they wish, prepare short songs or bits of repertoire to perform to the class.  There is no pressure to engage in singing solos.

Maximum number: 10. NB: The class will not run unless there are a minimum of 6 enrolled.

The Vocal Technique Class aims to train voices by improving breath control, vocal quality, tuning, rhythm and range extension through various breathing and vocal warm-ups, group songs and performance techniques.  This class provides the experience of singing a solo in a supportive environment. Various techniques are suggested which leads to improvement of the individual’s performance.

NB: To be able to enrol for Vocal Technique, you must have sung in a class taught by Alice Hyde. Otherwise, you are required to enrol for a minimum of one term in the Vocal Development Class.

Vocal Technique and Vocal Development

The Vocal Technique and Vocal Development classes are delivered in person at Arts Ed, room 10.

VENUE: Arts Educational Schools, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY

Both classes are open to those who sing in the various Addison Singers choirs and classes, as well as to those from outside. The Summer term ends with a performance of Alice's students in the Jazz Cafe.

Vocal Development Class - @ArtsEd
Tutor: Alice Hyde
Duration
: 40 minutes, 10 weeks
Day & Time: Mondays 6.30 – 7.10pm
Membership subscription (term): £57
Ability: Mixed

This short Vocal Development class is suitable for people returning to singing, those who sing in a choir or aspire to join a choir and want some vocal practice first, as well as anyone wanting to learn good breathing techniques and warm up routines. This will also be useful e.g. for public speaking, teaching and for confidence building. The choice of group repertoire will be made within the group under the tutor's guidance.

Vocal Technique Class - @ArtsEd
Tutor: Alice Hyde
Duration:  
2 hours, 10 weeks
Day and time: Mondays, 7.20 – 9.20 pm
Membership subscription (term): £115
Ability: Mixed

The repertoire covers classical, jazz and standard popular music by mutual arrangement with the Tutor. The class also offers sight-singing, and group singing.  The majority of the class is spent on singing solos and duets with constructive suggestions from which all the class members can benefit. Members also have the opportunity to get help with any piece of music they maybe having difficulty mastering from the Classical or Jazz Choir’s repertoire.  The class also attracts some keen amateurs who want to polish up a specific piece of music to sing in public.

Deadline for enrolment in Vocal Technique: tbc

Priority for Vocal Technique Class: those signed up in the Autumn term have priority for Spring and Summer terms, and those unable to get a place in September are placed on an annual waiting list.

Vocal Development Class - Spring 2024

First class: Monday 8 January 2024
Time: 6.30pm-7.10pm
Cost: £57
Place: ArtsEd
Half Term: Monday 12 Feb 2024 (NO CLASS)
Last class: Monday 18 March 2024

Vocal Technique Class - Spring 2024

First class: Monday 8 January 2024
Time: 7.20pm-9.20pm
Cost: £115
Place: ArtsEd
Half Term: Monday 12 Feb 2024 (NO CLASS)
Last class: Monday 18 March 2024

Vocal Development Class - Summer 2024

First class: Monday 15 April 2024 (tbc)
Time: Mondays 6.30pm-7.10pm
Cost: £57
VENUE: ArtsEd, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY
Half Term: Monday 27 May 2024 (NO CLASS)
Last class:  Monday 1 July 2024 (10 weeks, see dates below).
NB
: Minimum of 6 enrolled for the class to run

Vocal Technique Class - Summer 2024

First class: Monday 15 April 2024 (tbc)
Time: Mondays 7.20pm-9.20pm
Cost: £115
VENUE: ArtsEd, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY
Half Term: Monday 27 May 2024 (NO CLASS)
Last class: Monday 1 July 2024 (10 weeks, see dates below)

week 1-15 April
week 2-22 April
week 3-29 April
Monday 6 May (NO CLASS - bank holiday)
week 4-13 May
week 5-20 May
Monday 27 May (NO CLASS - half term)
week 6-3 June
week 7-10 June
week 8-17 June
week 9-24 June
week 10-1 July (TBC) - Vocal Technique Summer performance @Jazz Cafe 

Vocal Development Class

First class: Monday 16 September 2024
Time: 6.30pm-7.10pm
Cost: £57
Place: ArtsEd, Room 10, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY
Half term: Monday 28 October 2024 (NO class)
Last class: Monday 25 November 2024

Vocal Technique Class*

First class: Monday 16 September 2024
Time: 7.20pm-9.20pm
Cost: £115
Venue: Arts Ed, Room 10, Cone Ripman House, 14 Bath Rd, London W4 1LY
Half term: Monday 28 October 2024 (NO class)
Last class: Monday 25 November 2024

*DEADLINE for enrolment: See the ENROLMENT tab for details of the enrolment procedure. (DEADLINE APPLIES ONLY TO VOCAL TECHNIQUE CLASS)

Enrolment procedure for VOCAL TECHNIQUE ONLY:

Each September, candidates for Vocal Technique must enrol as soon as possible when enrolment opens and by the deadline at the very latest, and if the class is oversubscribed, there is a draw. Anyone who doesn't get in is placed on a waiting list for the next 2 terms in case someone drops out. Those enrolled in September have priority for Spring and Summer.

NOTE: In order to enrol in the Vocal Technique class, you must have sung in Vocal Technique or with Alice Hyde before. Singers who are not yet known to Alice Hyde are required to enrol for a minimum of one term in the Vocal Development class.

For both Alice Hyde's classes, please contact the Membership Coordinator if you can't get a place (due to the class being full) so the tutor knows there is demand for another class.

Deadline (tbc) for enrolment AUTUMN 2024 for Vocal Technique

Enrolment procedure for VOCAL DEVELOPMENT: Vocal Development enrolment is on a first come, first served basis, for a maximum of 10 places for the class which is taught face to face at ArtsEd. There is no deadline for enrolment, please enquire for possible late enrolment once the term has started.

------ HOW TO ENROL -----

New members: Please enrol online before term starts by first registering here on the Addison Singers website, then purchase a Class membershipclick on Checkout and choose a payment method.

Existing members: Please login with your email address and/or reset your password, purchase your membership and select your payment method. Please note that your membership is not valid until payment is received through the Addison Singers bank account.

After the term has started, please contact us to ask about enrolling.

Concessions
We do not offer concessionary rates currently but if you are on a low income and would like to request a discount, please apply to the Chair of The Addison Group of Singers directly (chairaddison@gmail.com) or via the membership Coordinator (addisonadmin@gmail.com). All requests are confidential.

Payment methods
You can pay by

  • bank transfer online (BACS) to CAF Bank Sort code 40-52-40, Account 00016259. Please put your last name, choir/class and term as the payee reference (eg SMITH OC VT SPR14). This is our preferred method of payment, it doesn't cost you or us anything.
  • cheque, please add your bank card number on the reverse of your cheque, made payable to The Addison Group of Singers.
  • credit/debit card. We are now able to offer a card payment option. A small fee is payable to cover the cost of the transaction. Please select Debit/Credit Card payment on the Checkout page and follow instructions. You will receive an email confirmation.

Refunds
If a choir rehearsal has to be cancelled, for example, due to bad weather conditions, refunds will not be given, as we will try to arrange an alternative date. If a class has to be cancelled and cannot be rearranged, the fee will be refunded based on the number of cancelled sessions.

If a member does not take up a place or complete a term for any reason (other than the above) there is no entitlement to a refund. You can however opt to transfer your fee to the following term. If you wish to transfer to another choir or class you need to consult our Membership Coordinator, and any difference in the fee or subscription must be paid or be refunded. If you require a receipt for your postal enrolment, you will need to enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.

Gift Aid
If you are a taxpayer, current legislation allows us to reclaim basic rate income tax on your membership subscriptions (however not on CDs, class fees or tuition elements). When enrolling please read the Gift Aid declaration and tick the box if you are happy for us to do this. Remember to notify us if you no longer pay an amount of income tax and/or capital gains tax equal to the tax we can reclaim on your donations.

Members website
Once you have enrolled in a choir or class, you will be eligible to access the Members' area on the AS website and added to the MailChimp mailing list to receive Newsletters and information about choir activities and other events. 

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